RN to BSN online - page 55

In preparation for getting a BSN, I am trying to gather information regarding online BSN programs. if you have links to what you feel is an affordable,:rolleyes: online, no residency requirement... Read More

  1. by   2boys1nurse
    Quote from mrvlegov
    Their site is confusing. They give you "credit for prior learning" credits you pay $20 per class so I think I paid $180 and I got a bunch of classes that I didn't have to take so that fulfills the 40 credits of upper division credits. I did not have to take all those classes you listed, although they are listed as requirements they are waived if you have an ASN degree. This link lists all the required classes. Fall 2012 curriculum overview http://hs.boisestate.edu/nursing/fil...N-AY-2012-.pdf
    I did take my statistics class online from a community college.
    I emailed the advisor and talked to her on the phone and sent her copies of my unofficial transcripts and she was able to tell me what I needed. Her contact information is on this sheet at the above link. It does say all nurses with an associates will need to complete those gen education classes, however I'm not sure why it isn't very clear because they waive that if you have an ASN. I didn't have to take any of those classes. I'd just talk to Maura. She's awesome.
    I did already graduate, yes, Magna Cum Laude!
    I didn't take the 1 credit class because I'm really good with computers and didn't think I needed it, but I would recommend it if you aren't familiar or comfortable with these things. There are only 29 credits for the nursing classes (it was 28 last year but they've changed it for this year) but you need 30 to graduate so I had to take a 2 credit class to make up the 30 credits. So if you need statistics you might want to take it from Boise state, then you won't have to make up that last credit, otherwise, take the 1 credit class to equal 30 credits. Let me know if you have other questions.
    Congrats Magna Cum Laude! Thank you for the feedback. I will contact Maura to inquire what classes I will need to complete if I attend their university. Great idea about taking Stats at their school. I have been researching on-line Stats at other school (Community Colleges), but the professor reviews are not impressing. Did you find the program to be difficult? Do the instructors scrutinize submitted papers like English teachers? You had to complete a power point presentation? Any drawback to this program you would like to share? I am not looking forward to more student loans.
  2. by   lou0117
    Hello, I'm glad to be finding out about the Rn-BSN online programs. I am currently interested in applying in to a well known ADN program in California....but would like to obtain the BSN for future possibilities. Unfortunately, some of the schools here are impacted and are no longer accepting second bachelors (I already have a Bachelors in another area).

    My concern is the GPA acceptance into these programs. I just looked at University of Texas Arlington and the gpa acceptance seems to be much lower than my state school (a 3.0 for my state school/based on the catalog, but their GPA acceptance is much higher than that - i am aware.) Compared to UTA which states a 2.4 or 2.5 I believe for RN-BSN program. But I am aware those are for policy purposes.

    Please, anybody, let me know of your experience regarding GPA for Rn-BSN. Or could somebody possibly list some accreditted RN-BSN schools that I could look in to. Thank you.